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  1. You'd need a lot more information there... SSD or HDD? Disk format? Windows/linux/mac? If it's SSD you're probably SOL especially if TRIM is enabled, if it's HDD then don't use the disk at all or the files can be overwritten. Unplug it ASAP., do some research, get prepped before trying anything. You'll need a file recovery software to recover the data. I've had good luck with EaseUS, there are other options.
  2. As far as I can tell, and there is a lot of misinformation, is that most systems will be supported although if you don't have a more modern CPU you will miss out on features. No promises there, but Windows 10 had a similar story from the start. The requirement is TPM2: second generation AMD Zen and above are good to go, as are 8th generation Intel CPUs. fTPM2 is a firmware-motherboard implementation , so we may be able to add that to the BIOS of older systems for full support. List of officially supported CPUs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors
  3. Don't use contact cleaner on the motherboard/CPU area. Any liquid that remains will cause shorting out. Gold is used on both the CPU and motherboard, and intel uses pins that dent the CPU pads so it's really more or less self-cleaning and corrosion resistant built in... General rule of thumb for me is never use contact cleaner, especially in slots/sockets. If you have a video card that has corrosion on the exposed PCIe pins, sure wipe it down with a rag with contact cleaner. I've seen that happen when a water cooler leaked at the CPU block down on to the graphics card. If you ever introduce a liquid to the motherboard you'll need an air compressor to force it out, you'd be surprised how much remains when you think it should be dry.
  4. That is awesome, I like it! You'll need a bigger desk soon at that rate . Single cable for sure, those extra 24fps aren't worth losing the other features. Having things in front of the monitor drive me nuts personally, I'd lay the speakers on their sides so then you're clear of any obstacles.
  5. I think the post limitation goes away after you get a few more posts, it's to block spammers. X99 is still very capable, but those Chinese remanufactured motherboards do have some quirks, but seem OK overall. I assume you are looking at the ZX-DU99D4, I don't think you will be able to NVMe RAID on that since one slot gets PCIe from the CPU and the other from the chipset, the lower slot is PCIe 3.0 and the upper is PCIe 2.0, so I would opt for a faster larger NVMe on the lower personally. One of my older systems is an x58 with a xeon x5670 overclocked, it is still very capable at 2K/4K gaming even. Clock for clock modern CPUs will dominate it but they also cost a lot more!
  6. The flat ones won't likely work for what you want. There are attic/outdoor models that can reach that far when paired with a signal amplifier/booster. Our local ardware stores have the same options as Amazon, they all look about the same too so just get one with good reviews.
  7. 939 can still get plenty of work done, especially if you get a dual core CPU. Searching on ebay ~"amd x2 939" you can find dual cores for ~$20. That with your 4gb of RAM will make a nice light system. Probably won't interest you but I used to run my 939 system overclocked to 3.2 GHz sometimes, usually 3 GHz, with 4x512 RAM at DDR-550. That really woke the old stuff up, but you won't have luck on the A8NE. If your motherboard died you might try to get a better one like the Asus A8N-SLI, or if you wanted to build the ultimate 939 system the A8N32-SLI - some guys have got it working with 8/16gb of ECC/registered memory! Here's a video of someone playing crysis on 939 with 8gb : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggJfb81zd7g I'm trying to piece a system like that together for nostalgia sake - I have the motherboard and RAM but had life events interrupt the progress... This forum used to be at least in part a major socket 939 community as DFI and then DIY forums wayyyy back in the day! Good luck whichever way you go. I also love the Intel LGA 1366 socket, which is all before the issues Intel has been patching. You can get xeon CPUs for dirt cheap, triple channel memory, and keep up with modern stuff fairly well especially if you dabble with overclocking.
  8. PoE cameras are the way to go, amazon has a ton of them cheap. What price range are you looking at? Sometimes you can score used ones on ebay, if you're really trying to save money. We've been using Unifi at work, but its at least 130usd/camera usually. Setup is simple though with the cloud key gen2. All in for 10 cameras, cable, a cheap 10+ port PoE switch, and cloud controller nvr would be about 2000 probably. The g3 cameras are about 4W each, so most switches would be fine.
  9. I really hope NVIDIA didn't mount the new 12-pin vertically from the PCB as rumors put it...
  10. The old Intel retention pins don't always bite to apply enough pressure between the heat sink and IHS. That combined with the fact that a lot of people had trouble with actuating them can cause insufficient pressure leading to high temperatures. I would just get a new heat sink, like the Hyper 212 that is only about 30 bucks usually. Depending on the motherboard you have, there is a LOT you can still do with that older platform. A very cheap upgrade is to buy a Xeon X5650 or better, which will get you past i7-980X performance very easily with mild overclocking. They are going for under $20, or for very little more you could step up to a X5670 or X5680 - which is nearly identical stock for stock to the 980X, as is the Xeon W3680. Any of these upgrades will do wonders for that older system, and moving down to 32nm from 45nm will mean a cooler running CPU too. Doing that, you wouldn't be beating new high end systems. But you would be able to play modern games without much issue at 2K resolution. I do similar with a secondary PC of mine: a R9 290X, and an X5670 overclocked to 4.2 GHz daily.
  11. A lot of times it's the springs getting worn out on them, or corrosion in the hinge joints. If you want to be cheap/easy you can just take a piece of scrap wood and make a latch out of a screw and piece of wood, or get a sliding door latch. Either way you'd need a step stool to undo it though, but it'll keep the oogie boogies locked out
  12. Nice job, I was going to recommend adding the paste between the mating surfaces of the cooler but I saw near the end you did that! I'm not sure on the 970, but on other NVME drives they use foil stickers for optimal heat transfer, so efficiency loss should be minimal if at all.
  13. Here it is converted to jpeg, a universal format Unless I deliberately try to clean my desk, it looks worse than that any given day
  14. IMHO we are further into Moores Law for graphics than we are for LCD panels, so I feel like we'll be seeing this trend for a while. AMD and NVIDIA (and Intel) could quadruple their IC but the power draw would be incredible, as would die failures at the fabrication level for such big chips. Or they could do two+ ICs side by side as they have in the past on CPUs at least. It doesn't help that multi-GPU scaling is still poor and all involved are moving away from it.
  15. glad to see some old familiars returning, welcome back! I've got an xbox controller hooked up to my gaming pc, hooked up to the 4k tv so I can play from the recliner! Or swap to the monitor/desk. That paired with a wireless keyboard/mouse combo help a bit. I rarely have time for console let alone PC sadly. I didn't get any covid time off/bonus bux, bought my first home in November and it's a huge project lol.
  16. probably just the CPU multiplier, maybe add CPU voltage. Good luck
  17. 2079 pts Here's the best I can do right now on my older work&fun PC. My gaming PC will fair better, but this is pretty darn good for old x58 . I might try to push higher but IDK if I could ever reach the 7700K. I'll try the play pc later on Specs: CPU: Intel Xeon x5670 @ 4.5 GHz 1.36V 22x205 , could go a bit higher it's nice, stable, and cool here. Was running 4.2 GHz @ 1.27V for a while for better efficiency... Memory: 3x4GB RAM 9-11-9-27 ~2050 MHz, might try to push higher but IDK how much bandwidth I can utilize. Motherboard : Asus P6X58D-E
  18. Looks like it has 4gb soldered onto the motherboard, with one single slot expandable up to 8gb, for a total of 12gb maximum combined. If you search the web I'm sure you'll find videos of people doing RAM installs on similar models. Most have access panels under the bottom, or under the keyboard which can be more involved.
  19. It's just the botnet configuring and reaching out, I wouldn't worry about it...
  20. Might help us to know what the BSOD or error in event viewer is too. Good luck
  21. I think two triples or the nova would be good on a system like that, even with low fan speed / pressure. If your D5 isn't a variable speed one, it will be noticably louder than the fans and will drive you nuts. You can get 12v dimmers / potentiometers and dial it down, I've seen a few rated up to 60W like this - https://www.amazon.com/Volt-Dimmer-LED-Halogen-Incandescent/dp/B01C4UBMW8 Parallel flow is almost always better, that or have a radiator between the CPU and GPU; every degree counts Wow those are neat but so much $$, I have an old water fountain I'm going to try and make a chiller with for getting back to sub ambient. I still have a peltier that would work on the lower wattage CPUs.
  22. I picked it back up for a bit after this thread, still good times after letting it sit for months! Slow mode sniping is real fun. You can hit multiple people with one shot if it lines up properly too
  23. Man those 011s are nice, I modded the heck out of one for a friend recently. I modified it to take three triple radiators internally, built a bracket to mount the GPU vertically, then water-cooled the GPU and motherboard. I always thought the novas and similar were neat too. Honestly both routes you can go would be good, what are you trying to cool? Either configuration is more than enough for a hot overclocked CPU and GPU though. Potential food for thought/theories: the other issue with remote mounting the nova is pump strength. The longer the runs the harder it is on the pump. With two blocks and three triple radiators my friend has plenty of flow at setting 4 on a variable D5 pump so you'd probably be fine as long as you weren't going a long distance and keeping it relatively close to the same PC height (head pressure even though it is theoretically a sealed system). What is your system specs? If it were me I would do either three triple radiators and/or nova over dual radiators. I like symmetry and think it would look cooler either way with the nova rad. Edit: added a picture of his pc. Sorry for potato quality, it's a screen grab of the RGB color effects.
  24. There is a setting I discovered playing it on xbox with my father, if you lightly hold the trigger you don't fully scope but still shoot the rifle, called shoulder aim. On PC you have to set that up manually I believe. That with a semi auto sniper rifle makes you nearly godlike up close if you have good aim. It plays well, I enjoyed it very much. There are some entertaining shots you can make too, I think the funniest I saw were slow motion testicle shots?
  25. I use to run 333+ fsb with opteron 165, on ultra d and cfx3200 for years without trouble. Frequency doesn't kill, voltage will. I swear we played around with 400 to 500 fsb too. But you gotta play with multis
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